My Customised BRNO 602 ZKK .375 H&H Rifle
The stock has been completely reworked and finished with hand cut checkering, to give a much better and practical feel in the hand. It’s had a steel cap fitted to the grip as well as having a new sling swivel stud inletted into the stock, fixed with 2 screws. The front swivel stud has been replaced for a barrel banded fixing and comes with the handmade heavy duty canvas and leather safari sling made for the rifle with ‘Uncle Mikes’ swivels as in the photo’s. The open sights have been overhauled to be a lot more usable on driven boar and on Safari with Recknagel parts; so with the Quick release Warne 30mm mounts the scope can be whipped off and the rifle can be used with the iron sights. The front sight is barrel banded and hooded with a large Dangerous Game orange bead. The rear sight is one fixed and two folding leaf which comes up straight away very nicely when mounting the rifle quickly. The rifle holds 5+1 rounds in the full-length Mauser extractor style action, with controlled feed for reliability on Dangerous Game. It has a 22’’ heavy barrel, which balances the rifle beautifully and absorbs the recoil nicely. The rifle handles and points very well, making it very suited to Driven Wild Boar shooting as well as anything in Africa.
I’ve recently got hold of an old Sako 9,3x62 which is quite a bit smaller than the .375 but I think with us moving to NZ it’s as big as I need to get. Although I will be keeping my Swaro Z6i !!
I’ve put at most 35 rounds through the rifle myself and about the same was put through by the guy I got it from who had it from new. It’s in very good condition overall and unfortunately never got to leave the country!
I thought £725 for the Rifle, Warne QD 30mm mounts and Sling was quite reasonable given the work done to the package. After all, what can you buy of this quality for that money? I must say, I think the 602 ZKK is a better rifle than the newer 550 models in handling and build quality (last time I tried a Safari Classics one I found it didn’t balance whatsoever) but then the same thing can be said for Sako rifles and probably most others!...
Let me know if you want any more specific photos of the Rifle and please PM me if you’re interested.